Originally posted on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 9/4/12

It seems like every time I check the box score these days Jon Rauch has tossed another scoreless inning for the Mets.  It’s getting to the point where I expect to see it now and the numbers for the 6’11″ righty have not disappointed.  Since June 10th of this year Rauch has trimmed his ERA from a fat 4.88 all the way down to a slim 2.98.  The 33-year-old has managed to cut almost two points off his earned run average by allowing just 3 ER in his last 24 1/3 innings pitched (1.11 ERA).

Rauch has been one of the best relievers in all of baseball since the All-Star break and nearly unhittable, allowing just 6 hits in 16 innings to go along with 2 saves, 7 holds, and a nifty 1.13 ERA.  I’m not quite sure what has gotten into the big righty, but maybe he just needed to get a feel for performing in New York.  He certainly hasn’t taken to Twitter nearly as much as he did early in the season but it was nice to see him back on yesterday wishing everyone a happy labor day.

#bbpBox_242369460697178112 a { text-decoration:none; color:#2D16DE; }#bbpBox_242369460697178112 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }

Its an honor to be a @MLB_PLAYERS #UnionMember – I hope everyone has a Happy Labor Day!! September 2, 2012 5:12 pm via Twitter for iPhoneReplyRetweetFavorite @jrauch60 Jon Rauch

Photo by Michael G. Baron

I love when players interact with fans on Twitter but if Big Jon wants to focus on dominating hitters and keep the social media to a minimum, I’m all for it.  He’s been lights out of late and has definitely been worth the $3.5 million investment the team made in him this offseason.  With a finish like this, Rauch is likely earning a raise for next season and maybe even a multi-year deal, which probably means he’ll be playing somewhere besides Queens come 2013.

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Prospective St. Louis NFL stadium gets $158 million naming rights deal

Former Gators legend Neal Walk dies at 67

WATCH: Astros give Buster Olney champagne shower

Hope Solo accused of slamming nephew’s head into cement

Astros pitch their way to 3-0 win over Yankees in Wild Card game

Report: Patriots work out RB Boom Herron


Karlos Williams suffered concussion in Week 4

Houston taped SMU jerseys to ground as motivational tactic

Lionel Messi cleared of tax fraud charges

Clemson WR Mike Williams 'likely' out for rest of season

Week 5 NFL game watchability rankings

Gregg Popovich makes LaMarcus Aldridge sit out practice

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

10 matchups to watch during NFL Week 5

Top 10 storylines for Week 6 of the college football season

Astros pitch their way to 3-0 win in WC game

Arrieta-Cole, objectively one of best playoff matchups ever

The controversy and numbers behind the 'CONCACAF Cup'

Why the Thunder starters need to stay healthy

Roddy White: I want to catch passes

Five questions about the 2015 AL Wild Card game

Bowling Green State coach saves motorist from serious injury

Bills defenders: Odell Beckham Jr. is a prima donna

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker